Douglas F. Johnson represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and insurance disputes. After six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Johnson entered private practice, where he has been involved for over thirty years in a wide variety of sophisticated litigation in both state and federal courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states. When clients have important matters which can only be resolved through trial, they call on Doug.
Doug Johnson’s litigation experience includes the following:
- nationwide consumer-fraud class actions, and individual consumer fraud actions
- major banking, securities fraud, and lender liability litigation
- representing clients in antitrust grand jury investigations, antitrust pre-merger Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance, and state and federal antitrust litigation
- complex commercial contract disputes
- employment litigation, including restrictive covenant litigation, and defense of employers in wrongful termination and discrimination cases
- professional liability litigation involving attorneys and accountants
- environmental litigation, including Superfund litigation
- securities arbitrations
- life, health, disability, ERISA and employee benefits litigation
- insurance claims and coverage cases
- estate and probate litigation
- corporate, shareholder, partnership and real estate dispute litigation
In addition to his litigation experience, Doug regularly counsels corporate clients on litigation avoidance strategies, most often in the employment field. He is regularly involved in counseling clients on the myriad of issues which affect their businesses and their employees, including wage and hour compliance, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, departing employees, discrimination issues, compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and other important laws and regulations. Companies in the medical field, including hospitals and physician practice groups, have retained Doug Johnson to advise them on many of these issues, as well as HIPAA compliance and Stark compliance.
After graduating with honors from Rutgers University Law School in Camden in 1981, Mr. Johnson spent six years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he gained tremendous trial experience investigating and litigating white-collar criminal cases and complex antitrust matters. Since entering private practice, Mr. Johnson has occasionally gone back to Rutgers Law School as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Antitrust Law and Pre-Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Johnson speaks regularly on continuing legal education subjects involving trial practice, before both industry audiences and bar groups.
Doug Johnson is always prepared to serve the client’s best interests, whether taking a case to trial and through appeal, or trying to reach the best settlement possible.